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Re: playing region 2 dvd's on ibook?

On Thu, Feb 20, 2003 at 11:07:16PM +0100, Vincent Bernat wrote:
> It is useless with linux players : they do not ask the drive for the
> key to decrypt the disc. A RPC-1 drive always give unconditionally the
> key to decrypt the disc. A RPC-2 drive does not. Your RPC-2 drive can
> be zoned or not. If it is not, he will refuse to give the key for any
> zoned disc. If it is, he will give it only if the zone match or if the
> disc is not zoned. The zone change is not done automatically, it has
> to be asked by the software. The zone stuff is just to give the key,
> the disc is perfectly readable whatever the drive zone is. The drive
> does not decrypt itself the data on the disc, it is done by the
> software.
> Linux players do not ask for the key (they are not licensed and then
> do not have the keys to speak to the drive about this), they crack it
> every time you want to read your DVD. That is the whole point of
> DeCSS.
> So, do not bother to flash your DVD drive if you are just using Linux.

Thanks for the clarification.

So no reason to flash the drive, we have a lot of very good Free DVD players.


Christophe Barbé <christophe.barbe@ufies.org>
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